Bloomberg Environment

New Sagebrush Rebellion Prompts Look at Who Controls Old West (2)

by Bloomberg Environment | March 5, 2020
“A warm winter in the sagebrush-flanked valleys of northern Nevada has left snow-free grasses where rancher J.J. Goicoechea has his federal grazing allotment ripe for his cows to feed—if only he was allowed to use it this time of year. For years, he’s argued in vain that ranchers ...

Oil Industry Watching Philadelphia’s Move to Ban Toxic Chemical

by Bloomberg Environment | February 26, 2020
“Philadelphia leaders hope their attempt to ban hydrogen fluoride from oil refinery processes within city limits will spark other regulation of the chemical compound across the country. The city’s proposal comes after a fire and explosion at Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ Girard ...

USGS Whistleblower Alleges Poor Lab Conditions, Water Pollution

by Bloomberg Environment | February 25, 2020
“A U.S. Geological Survey lab in Seattle leached pathogen-laced wastewater into a Seattle wetland, possibly endangering salmon and trout, and has attempted to fire an employee who blew the whistle on the lab, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The USGS ...

Land Bureau May Exempt Plans From Environmental Review

by Bloomberg Environment | February 4, 2020
“The Bureau of Land Management may stop studying how its long-term blueprints for millions of acres of public lands would affect the environment, according to a document shared with Bloomberg Environment. Land use plans are updated every two decades or more, and govern the management ...

EPA Rejects Petition to Ban Chemical Used to Make Gas

by Bloomberg Environment | November 5, 2019
The EPA won’t ban a chemical that oil refineries use to make high octane gasoline, jet fuel and marine diesel fuel. The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition that Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) had submitted asking the agency to ban hydrofluoric ...